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Iraq Again (With the Beach Boys)

Steven Clifford | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Well I've been thinking 'bout all the people we've shot and bombed, and all the dummies we tricked and conned. With a dictator we made so scary, armed with weapons imaginary.

An American Citizen Apologizes to the Iraqi People

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ruoff

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has confessed, given what we know now, he would not have authorized the invasion of Iraq, as his brother did. A politician with integrity should have followed that comment with an apology to the Iraqi people.

No Jeb, President George W. Bush Did Not "Keep Us Safe"

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The war in Afghanistan is now in its fifteenth year, making it the longest war in our history. By turning from fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan who attacked us, to Iraq, which had not, President George W. Bush did not "keep us safe.

With Jeb and Torture, It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ruoff

Could it possibly be that a Bush III administration will revive the use of torture against the Islamic state, an organization that owes its existence to the U.S.'s disastrous occupation of Iraq? And so our country prepares to wrong the wrongs of the past.

How Donald Trump May Just Rescue the Republican Party

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ali A. Rizvi

If anything, Trump is possibly the most liberal conservative the GOP has seen in decades.

Rand Paul's Bet Might Be Right

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Jon Soltz

While the twenty-something other candidates who make up the rest of the GOP field are all fighting over those who agree with neo-cons, Senator Paul figures he can nab the rest -- the growing number of GOP voters who reject neo-con ventures in the Middle East.

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

The Politics of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The U.S. has the most powerful military in the history of the world, but it should not be utilized as a political tool or for retribution. The government and its leaders must do their best to make the right decisions, to be truthful with the American people, and to provide all the necessary support needed to fulfill the military's mission. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case.

Jeb Has Fallen Into the Trap. It's Not About What You Know Now, It's About Who You Are

David Paul | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Jeb Bush finally got his answer right. Bowing to the political correctness of the moment, the aspiring President Bush III fell into line and spoke the magic words. If I knew then what I know now, I would not have launched an invasion of Iraq.

Weighing the Arguments on U.S. Military Action Against ISIS

David Coates | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
David Coates

There are strong arguments making the case for the persistence (and indeed the intensification) of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets. But equally there are strong arguments, less frequently heard perhaps, for why the United States should not continue, and should certainly not intensify, those airstrikes.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

Unfair Competition

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Last week the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 was again in the news. I can't compete with Sarbanes-Oxley. I can't make up stuff this good.

Jeb, Swearing He's His Own Man, Bear Hugs Brother's Failed Foreign Policy

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

For anyone who served on the ground in Iraq there is something horrifying about the idea of the ideologically blind, strategically ignorant "thinkers" -- Paul Wolfowitz chief among them -- who sent us into a misguided war without a plan to win the peace coming back into office. And yet, Jeb wants to get the gang back together.

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush Urged America To 'Stay The Course' In Iraq After 2006 Visit | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former governor of Florida and likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he's his "own man" -- pushing back against cr...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we went back to the future as President Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq, along with humanitarian airdrops of food and water to thousands of Yazidis besieged by Islamic State fighters. The White House emphasized the military action's limited scope. "I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq," said the President. But, of course, even though the U.S. formally withdrew our forces from Iraq in 2011, this is not another war; it's a continuation of the Iraq War, which should be renamed The War of Unintended Consequences. Though this week's air strikes, however warranted, should serve as a sobering rebuke to the kind of thinking that led us into Iraq in the first place, the same voices that headed that ill-conceived charge are still front and center -- like Paul Wolfowitz, who on Tuesday claimed that America had "won" the war in Iraq "in 2009." I guess someone forgot to tell Iraq.

Dick Cheney Is Yelling Fire and Wonders Why No One Is Listening

David Paul | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
David Paul

In his broadside against President Obama, Dick Cheney fails to grasp the central irony of his situation. Cheney wants us to respond to his cries of "fire," but does not understand that all we see when he speaks is the arsonist.

If the Neocons Want Us Back in Iraq, It's Their Turn to Do the Fighting

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

In 2005, while Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol were sitting at desks in Washington, my unit was fighting their war in Iraq. They were playing armchair general. We were kicking in doors, getting shot at and driving on IED-planted roads in unarmored vehicles designed for amphibious assaults.

Obama to Maliki: Step Up or Step Down Before U.S. Air Power

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.

Dick Cheney's Big Neo-Con Con

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To say that Cheney's op-ed piece is revisionist history would be a gross understatement. Rather, it's the most mind-numbing case of delusion in political history.

Send in the Clowns

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jason Linkins

True Chyrons For Bush-Era Iraq War 'Experts' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

As Michael Calderone noted earlier this week, one of the more astounding things that has happened in the wake of the sectarian deterioration and renew...

Harry Reid: 'Being On The Wrong Side Of Dick Cheney Is Being On The Right Side Of History'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) lambasted neoconservatives for opining on the current situation in Iraq on Wednesday, arguing that America ...

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

Howard Dean Blasts Media For Featuring Discredited Iraq War Boosters As Experts

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is calling out the media for providing discredited boosters of the 2003 invasion of Iraq a platform to push for re...

Michael Calderone

Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Paul Bremer criticized the Obama administration’s policy in the Middle East and argued that the Unite...